Story & photos:Taibah Khan
Miss African/Caribbean Sheffield beauty pageant was co-ordinated by Nurra Hooper as a fundraiser for the Ghanaian Literacy Group. It took place in the Firth Park Methodist Church. Members of the local African community attended the event, and also the Lord Mayor and Mayoress.
The eight female contestants for Miss Africa/Caribbean Sheffield modelled traditional, summer and evening wear. They also spoke a little about where in Africa they were from, as well as doing a dance performance. The Lord Mayor agreed with contestants who were representing Ghana that, ‘…Yes it was the best African football team (in the world cup)’. The boys also modelled traditional African clothing and suits.
The Ghanaian Literacy Group started in November 2008. Nurra thanked everyone who helped her along the way and she highlighted the significance of parents teaching their children about Ghanaian culture and language. For more information about the group contact Nurra on 07904 686 444, 0114 246 5624 or at email@example.com.